Sports Briefs: Varsity Basketball Sectionals

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Jakson Combs

A Lafayette-Jefferson player attempts to block the Logansport shooter.

A Logansport layer cuts through opposing players to make a basket. (Jakson Combs)

The Berries’ boys basketball season has not been going very well this year with three wins to eighteen losses. At the sectional, they tried to show that they had what it took to win but failed 76-48. However, the school still appreciates their efforts and congratulated the team on trying their best to beat the Lafayette-Jefferson Bronchos.

I feel as though we had what it took to go out and win the sectional. We had the proper preparation and coaching, but when it came to game time, we did not execute the game plan and perform as we would have liked. This season, we showed in streaks what this team was capable of doing. We just didn’t have the consistency that was needed to win the game. Lafayette-Jeff is a well-coached team who played a great game and came out on top,” junior Izak Mock said.

Wilkinson Advances to Regionals in Floor Exercise

Senior Kimi Wilkerson displays her ribbons from sectional. She was the only member of her team to advance to regional. (Courtesy of Kelly Platt)

The Lafayette Jeff sectionals were packed with a total of 18 teams and 51 gymnasts ready to compete. Six gymnasts would be moving on to regionals, one of which was senior Kimi Wilkinson. Her placing third with a 9.3 allowed her to advance onto the Valparaiso Regional. The team would have liked to move on to regionals together. Unfortunately, they missed moving on by one place, placing fourth behind Harrison, Lafayette Jeff, and Fishers.

“I felt pretty good and stuff because I didn’t really expect to place as an individual on an event, so I was pretty happy with that,” Wilkinson said.

At the Valparaiso Regional, Wilkinson competed in the floor exercise. After scoring an 8.8, her season came to end when she did not advance to the state finals.

LHS Track Team’s First Meet

Freshman Yuri Servin ran in the girls 4×800 on Friday, March 4. The 4×800 is a team of four, and each member will run four laps (or 2 on an actual track) around the track and pass the baton when they are finished. (Gretchen Prifogle)

LHS track started off the year with their first track meet on March 4 at Indiana Wesleyan. Coach Randy Kuhn stated before the event that although he was confident in the abilities of his team, he didn’t care whether they won or lost, and that in the end, all he could do is prepare the team the same like seasons before to try their best.

“I have no idea how this or any season will go. I hope it all goes well but you never know for sure. Each season is like starting all over again every year. I do know that we will approach it like we always do, going one track meet at a time. I don’t care about wins and losses. That is on me, not the athletes. We will work towards what we always do, get kids in the right events, and prepare to do well in the County Meet, NCC Conference Meet, get as many as we can through the sectional and regional, and hopefully get someone to the State Finals Meet,” Kuhn said.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that no one made it in the top 25 in the state for each event at the qualifying meet, no one from Logansport will be attending the finals.